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Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is dead at 93

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(Reuters) – Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards died on Monday at the age of 93, the current governor, John Bel Edwards, said in a statement. “Edwin was a larger than life figure known for his wit and charm, but he will be equally remembered for being a compassionate leader who cared for the plight of all Louisianans,” the statement said. The statement did not cite a cause of death. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York)

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